Research suggests nitrates, like those found in beets, may be beneficial in several areas of athletic performance.
If you’re in the market for a pre workout, there’s a good chances you’ve seen the letters N.O. emblazoned on many a tub. (Usually surrounded with terms like “insane pump” and “extreme performance.”)
Those two little letters, which stand for nitric oxide, became the hallmark of pre workouts everywhere and with the promise of a boost in N.O. comes promises of better muscle pumps, better circulation, and better performance.